Norse Mythology

Filename: norse-mythology.pdf
ISBN: 9780393609103
Release Date: 2017-02-07
Number of pages: 256
Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Download and read online Norse Mythology in PDF and EPUB Introducing an instant classic—master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths. Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki—son of a giant—blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator. Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Once, when Thor’s hammer is stolen, Thor must disguise himself as a woman—difficult with his beard and huge appetite—to steal it back. More poignant is the tale in which the blood of Kvasir—the most sagacious of gods—is turned into a mead that infuses drinkers with poetry. The work culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and rebirth of a new time and people. Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose emerge these gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.


Norse Mythology

Filename: norse-mythology.pdf
ISBN: 0199839697
Release Date: 2002-10-17
Number of pages: 384
Author: John Lindow
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Norse Mythology in PDF and EPUB Norse Mythology explores the magical myths and legends of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Viking-Age Greenland and outlines the way the prehistoric tales and beliefs from these regions that have remained embedded in the imagination of the world. The book begins with an Introduction that helps put Scandinavian mythology in place in history, followed by a chapter that explains the meaning of mythic time, and a third section that presents in-depth explanations of each mythological term. These fascinating entries identify particular deities and giants, as well as the places where they dwell and the varied and wily means by which they forge their existence and battle one another. We meet Thor, one of the most powerful gods, who specializes in killing giants using a hammer made for him by dwarfs, not to mention myriad trolls, ogres, humans and strange animals. We learn of the ongoing struggle between the gods, who create the cosmos, and the jötnar, or giants, who aim to destroy it. In the enchanted world where this mythology takes place, we encounter turbulent rivers, majestic mountains, dense forests, storms, fierce winters, eagles, ravens, salmon and snakes in a landscape closely resembling Scandinavia. Beings travel on ships and on horseback; they eat slaughtered meat and drink mead. Spanning from the inception of the universe and the birth of human beings to the universe's destruction and the mythic future, these sparkling tales of creation and destruction, death and rebirth, gods and heroes will entertain readers and offer insight into the relationship between Scandinavian myth, history, and culture.


The Norse Myths

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ISBN: UOM:39015031591715
Release Date: 1980
Number of pages: 276
Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Publisher: London : A. Deutsch

Download and read online The Norse Myths in PDF and EPUB Here are thirty-two classic myths that bring the Viking world vividly to life. The mythic legacy of the Scandinavians includes a cycle of stories filled with magnificent images from pre-Christian Europe. Gods, humans, and monstrous beasts engage in prodigious drinking bouts, contests of strength, greedy schemes for gold, and lusty encounters. The Norse pantheon includes Odin, the wisest and most fearsome of the gods; Thor, the thundering powerhouse; and the exquisite, magic-wielding Freyja. Their loves, wars, and adventures take us through worlds both mortal and divine, culminating in a blazing doomsday for gods and humans alike. These stories bear witness to the courage, passion, and boundless spirit that were hallmarks of the Norse world.


Handbook of Norse Mythology

Filename: handbook-of-norse-mythology.pdf
ISBN: 9781576072172
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 365
Author: John Lindow
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Download and read online Handbook of Norse Mythology in PDF and EPUB Describes the themes, characters, rituals, and beliefs of Norse mythology.


Norse Mythology

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ISBN: 1617147265
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Number of pages: 32
Author: Jim Ollhoff
Publisher: ABDO

Download and read online Norse Mythology in PDF and EPUB Collects stories from ancient Norse mythology, including the creation of the world, the tree of the universe, and the end of the world with the battle of Ragnarok.


Norse mythology

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105037050726
Release Date: 1977
Number of pages: 473
Author: Rasmus Björn Anderson
Publisher: Longwood Pr Ltd

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Asgard Stories

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044018834648
Release Date: 1901
Number of pages: 110
Author: Mary H. Foster
Publisher:

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Traces of the Norse mythology in the Isle of Man

Filename: traces-of-the-norse-mythology-in-the-isle-of-man.pdf
ISBN: HARVARD:32044018894048
Release Date: 1904
Number of pages: 30
Author: Philip Moore Callow Kermode
Publisher:

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Norse Mythology

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Publisher: In the Hands of a Child

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Of gods and giants

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ISBN: 8251800838
Release Date: 1969
Number of pages: 86
Author: Harald Hveberg
Publisher:

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The Norse Myths

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ISBN: 9780307763174
Release Date: 1980
Number of pages: 320
Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Publisher: Pantheon

Download and read online The Norse Myths in PDF and EPUB Here are thirty-two classic myths that bring the Viking world vividly to life. The mythic legacy of the Scandinavians includes a cycle of stories filled with magnificent images from pre-Christian Europe. Gods, humans, and monstrous beasts engage in prodigious drinking bouts, contests of strength, greedy schemes for gold, and lusty encounters. The Norse pantheon includes Odin, the wisest and most fearsome of the gods; Thor, the thundering powerhouse; and the exquisite, magic-wielding Freyja. Their loves, wars, and adventures take us through worlds both mortal and divine, culminating in a blazing doomsday for gods and humans alike. These stories bear witness to the courage, passion, and boundless spirit that were hallmarks of the Norse world. From the Trade Paperback edition.


The Poetic Edda

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ISBN: 0815316607
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 289
Author: Paul Acker
Publisher: Psychology Press

Download and read online The Poetic Edda in PDF and EPUB This unique collection of essays applies significant critical approaches to the mythological poetry of the Poetic Edda, a principal source for Old Norse cosmography and the legends of Odin, Loki, and Thor. The volume also provides very useful introductions that sketch the critical history of the Eddas. By applying new theoretical approaches (feminist, structuralist, post-structuralist) to each of the major poems, this book yields a variety of powerful and convincing readings. Contributors to the collection are both young scholars and senior figures in the discipline, and are of varying nationalities (American, British, Australian, Scandinavian, and Icelandic), thus ensuring a range of interpretations from different corners of the scholarly community. The new translations included here make available for the first time to English-speaking students the intriguing methodologies that are currently developing in Scandinavia. An essential collection of scholarship for any Old Norse course, The Poetic Edda will also be of interest to scholars of Indo-European myth, as well as those who study the theory of myth.


Handbook of Norse Mythology

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ISBN: 9781257951796
Release Date: 2011
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Publisher: Lulu.com

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Story Telling to Children from Norse Mythology and the Nibelungenlied

Filename: story-telling-to-children-from-norse-mythology-and-the-nibelungenlied.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015033641161
Release Date: 1903
Number of pages: 48
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Download and read online Story Telling to Children from Norse Mythology and the Nibelungenlied in PDF and EPUB A bibliography of stories for story-telling selected from Norse mythology and the Nibelungenlied, and storie connecting the Norse myths with modern times.


Norse Mythology Or the Religion of Our Forefathers

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ISBN: 142864184X
Release Date: 2006-07-01
Number of pages: 476
Author: R. B. Anderson
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

Download and read online Norse Mythology Or the Religion of Our Forefathers in PDF and EPUB Systematized And Interpreted. With An Introduction, Vocabulary And Index.